Dr. Brian Lewis Crispell is planning a tour route highlighting the extraordinary political and military careers of Charlemagne and Napoleon Bonaparte. Though separated by 800 years, these two remarkable characters traversed similar paths: the greatest figure of the Carolingian era is figured as the “Father of Europe,” while Bonaparte sought to emulate Charlemagne’s towering achievements, while extending the republican ideals of France. Tour highlights will include Vienna, Milan, Paris, Prague, and Brussels.
Professor Todd Chandler is leading a study tour to the region of the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of South America. Professor Chandler’s passion for the natural world, and his excellence in explaining how biology is instructed by the mind of God, are well known among legions of students who have benefited from his work extending more than a decade at this place. His tour will be the first of the College’s study tours to have its focus in Latin America.
Explorica’s professional guide will lead the travel and provide information on the sites we visit, and Professor Chandler will lead discussions related to Darwin’s theory of evolution. Darwin’s ideas have had a profound impact on nearly all facts of intellectual thought, and a visit to the islands is rich for their place in the history of academic thinking and their biological features. It will be a time of rich learning of science, history, and faith.